Most of the repairs that you will want to do in order to make your house look more polished and sellable will cost money, and if you do the math you will realize that most of these improvements will not bring you a bigger profit when you sell the house. In fact, the situation is almost the opposite, as in this economy some of those improvements may even make your house more difficult to sell.
However, the right investment will always pay off, and to help you improve your home in the best way possible we will give you top tips that will be the most appropriate according to your budget:
Home improvements that will cost you only your time
1. Basic & deep cleaning
A person who comes to see your house will not look at the big picture if they see a dirty, filthy home. They say the first impression is the most important one, because based on it people decide how they will act further on. Cleaning may sound insignificant to you now, but if you stop to think about it, would you consider buying a house if you see it in its worst, dirtiest condition? – Probably not.
In this process, you should not only clean the places you usually clean, but take this task with the utmost seriousness. Clean ALL the places that attract dirt and dust. Also, clean your house from the outside, too, including the sidewalks and driveways. This will improve the first impression and make your house more appealing. If you don’t have the time to deal with these things, then consider hiring a professional.
If you smoke, another important point is to wash the walls with a proper solution and paint them if you can, as the smell of smoke tends to get into the walls and make your house smell unpleasantly. Oh, and the old trick with the delightful smell of baking does work with potential buyers!
You may also want to make your house look bigger by throwing away unnecessary things, like decayed couches and bulky armchairs.